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Thermal fuse having the same issue with my dryer not starting. You mentioned a thermal fuse...how do you test that fuse??

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    Have a Whirlpool LEC8858EC2 dryer. Thermal fuse shows no continuity, so it worked. Since its part of the electric motor circuit, I'm assuming the motor is drawing too much current. Is this correct and should I be looking for something wrong with the motor, or something else, for the fuse to function? Motor resistance reading between fuse blue wire and white wire on temp select panel reads ~2.8 ohm. Vent is kept fairly clean.

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With a volt ohm meter ck for continuity ..or unplug connect the 2 wire ends together and reconnect power turn on and ck..but be sure to ck vent system first for blockage before replacing fuse..but could also be bad door switch or timer

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